Schulich MBA graduate named to Top 40 Under 40

York grad Jerome Dwight (MBA ’05), president & CEO of BNY Trust Company of Canada, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon, was named one of the 2008 recipients of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 by The Caldwell Partners annual program. The announcement was made on Friday. Dwight is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Right: Jerome Dwight

Under Dwight’s leadership, BNY Trust Company has experienced record growth. The business has diversified from traditional trustee roles to include a variety of payment and administration services for complex restructurings, public/private infrastructure projects and securitizations. In 2008, the company successfully won a major mandate to administer Canada’s asset-backed commercial paper restructuring valued at $32 billion, the largest restructuring of its kind in Canadian history.

Dwight was previously chief financial & chief operating officer of Computer Horizons Canada, a global technology services firm where he was the architect of a massive turnaround plan and established highly profitable outsourcing centres in Montreal, Quebec, Mexico and Chennai, India. In addition to his Schulich MBA, Dwight holds designations as a chartered accountant and chartered financial analyst. He is actively involved in public speaking at high schools and community associations on the topics of inspirational leadership, the power of teams and transformational business strategies.

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 is a prestigious national award program which annually honours 40 Canadians in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors who are under the age of 40. Recipients were chosen from 1,500 nominees by 27 business leaders from across Canada on five key criteria: vision and leadership; innovation and achievement; impact; community involvement and contribution; and strategy for growth.